Some of us just don’t know when to quit. Maybe you’ve been in the same routine of exercise 5 days/week and aren’t seeing results. Maybe you’ve been burning the candle on both ends for several days to finish a project. Maybe you’re starting to feel sick but don’t want to break your habit of exercising. Stop. Rest. Give your body and your mind a chance … Continue reading The Importance of Rest!
Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. It’s so easy to make and is a crowd pleaser. With this basic recipe, you could replace the peaches with a mixture of berries, thinly sliced pears, or apples. I haven’t tried it but I bet you could replace the flour with 3/4 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup coconut flour if you want a gluten-free version. … Continue reading Peach Cobbler
For the first time in awhile, I got to weight lift by myself. Since I teach several classes throughout the week, I get all my exercise then. The other day I got to switch up my routine and it felt awesome. Knowing I only had one session to work all my major muscle groups, here’s what I did: Warm Up: Down dog to plank, staggered … Continue reading Total Body Lift: Get In-And-Out in 45 Minutes
This is the kind of dish that sticks to your bones. It’s delicious and would freeze well. It would also translate easily into a slow cooker meal. In step 2, you would transfer the cooked vegetables to your slow cooker then add all the ingredients. Set it to high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. If using the slow cooker, I would add … Continue reading Beef & Mushroom in Red Wine Reduction
Group exercise isn’t all spandex and aerobics (unless that’s your thing, then you go, Glen CoCo!). The fitness industry has really evolved. There’s a group exercise class for all kinds of interests, goals, and intensities, from Zumba to yoga to cardio kickboxing. And, as an instructor, classes hold a special place in my heart. Today, I challenge you to try a class. Here’s why: 1. Exercise … Continue reading Be Brave: Try a Group Exercise Class!
This quick side dish is tasty and a crowd-pleaser. With summer around the corner, this recipe is a quick and easy go-to when yellow and green squash are readily available and on sale. Pro Tip: Sauté comes from the French word for jump. So, when you sauté at a high heat, make sure the vegetable is coated with fat and is moved quickly in the pan … Continue reading Squash Sauté
The other week we tried this awesome New Orleans style restaurant in town called Sweet NOLA’s. Feeling inspired, we made our own shrimp po’ boys with cabbage and avocado. You’ll also use the Chipotle Mayo sauce from last newsletter’s Fish Tacos. Need the recipe? Use the blog! Ingredients: 1/2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper Garlic powder, salt, and … Continue reading Shrimp Po’ Boys with Green Cabbage Slaw and Avocado